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Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Elvis Luciano (65) works against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 4:05 pm
TORONTO (AP) — While Major League Baseball no longer has a single player who was active during the previous century, it now has its first player born in this one. Blue Jays right-hander Elvis Luciano became the youngest pitcher in Toronto history when he debuted Sunday against the Detroit Tigers...
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
March 31, 2019 - 1:30 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon has ended a no-hit bid by Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito with one out in the seventh inning. Giolito had retired 19 straight Kansas City Royals on Sunday following a four-pitch leadoff walk to Whit Merrifield. Gordon fouled off four consecutive...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts in the dugout after his home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
March 31, 2019 - 11:56 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers extended his season-opening home run streak to four games, tying the major league record for homers in consecutive games to start a season. Yelich also became the first player to win the MVP award and then homer in his first four games of...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, right, and Rhys Hoskins celebrate after Harper's home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 30, 2019 - 6:24 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: $140 MILLION MAN Patrick Corbin begins earning the $140 million contract he signed with the Nationals, making his first start for his new team against the visiting Mets. The 29-year-old lefty was considered the top starting pitcher on the free...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
March 30, 2019 - 5:12 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has become the first player to win an MVP award and then hit a home run in the first three games of the next season. Yelich connected in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on Saturday. After leading the Brewers...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins, left, celebrates his grand slam with Bryce Harper in the seventh inning of an opening day baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 29, 2019 - 5:31 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BRYCE CHECK Bryce Harper was a hit on opening day in Philadelphia, getting plenty of applause in those gaudy green Phanatic spikes . But he's still hitless, something he'll try to change when the Phillies continue a series against Atlanta...
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March 29, 2019 - 3:55 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers reliever Corey Knebel says he will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season, a major setback for the NL Central champions. Knebel revealed his decision Friday before Milwaukee played St. Louis. The 27-year-old right-hander had been pitching with a damaged ulnar...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Denton County Jail shows John Wetteland. A grand jury in Texas has indicted the former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's arrest in January on allegations he had a child repeatedly perform a sex act on him. (Denton County Jail via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 12:38 pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's January arrest . He's accused of...
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Chicago Cubs' pitchers Yu Darvish (11) and Cole Hamels (35), former Rangers' pitchers leave the dugout during the baseball game against the Texas Rangers Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are about to face a pair of their former aces, Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels, in consecutive games against the Chicago Cubs. "That will be unique," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "It will be a good challenge for our guys because they're both so...
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March 29, 2019 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There were more than 100 Dominican players in the major leagues on opening day, the first time a nation outside the U.S. reached the century mark. Major League Baseball said Friday that 251 of 882 players on opening-day rosters, injured lists and the restricted list were born...
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